Scientific Results

Numerical modelling of frequency comb generation in nonlinear resonators

Year: 2016

Authors: Erkintalo M., Leo F., Hansson T., Webb K.E., Murdoch S.G., Anthony J., Ricciardi I., De Rosa M., Wabnitz S., Coen S.

Autors Affiliation: Dodd-Walls Centre, Department of Physics, University of Auckland, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand; Department of Applied Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, SE-41296, Sweden; Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, UniversitĂ  di Brescia, via Branze 38, Brescia, 25123, Italy; CNR-INO, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Via Campi Flegrei 34, Pozzuoli (NA), 80078, Italy

Abstract: We present a comprehensive review of recent work on numerical modelling of frequency comb generation in coherently-driven nonlinear resonators. Specifically, we discuss modelling and nonlinear dynamics of frequency combs generated in Kerr nonlinear microresonators, emphasizing links to similar dynamics studied in macroscopic fibre cavities. In addition to established Kerr frequency comb generators, we will also discuss emerging comb generation platforms based on continuously-driven quadratically nonlinear resonators.

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KeyWords: Crystal resonators; Numerical models; Resonators, Frequency comb generators; Frequency combs; Micro resonators; Nonlinear resonators, Optoelectronic devices